Donald Trump Tests Positive for Covid-19
US President Donald Trump confirmed on Friday that he and first lady Melania Trump had tested positive for the coronavirus, the president wrote on Twitter. Trump had previously announced that he would begin the quarantine process after his close associate, Hope Hicks, tested positive for the virus.
- The Covid diagnosis marks a blow to Trump, who is desperately trying to convince the American public that the worst of the pandemic is behind him, even as cases continue to rise in the United States.
- The president is also a known skeptic the use of masks. one of the most basic steps to help prevent the spread of disease. He has already scorned journalists and his opponent in the upcoming election, former Vice President Joe Biden, for always appearing in public wearing a mask.
- Trump has also consistently downplayed fears of being personally vulnerable to contracting Covid-19, even as White House personnel and their allies contracted the infection and fell ill.
Hundreds of people gather in Jantar Mantar to demand justice
Security was strengthened in the Jantar Mantar neighborhood of Delhi when hundreds of civil society activists and students, and some politicians gathered to protest against the murder and rape case of the Hathras Group.
While the police order allowed a gathering of just 100 people, several hundred showed up and many were standing with candles after the sun had set.
Lead attorney Prashant Bhusan, actor Swara Bhasker, CPI (M) leaders Brinda Karat and Sitaram Yechury, and AAP leader Saurabh Bharadwaj were among those who gathered in Jantar Mantar to seek justice for the victim of Hathras.
The head of Bhim’s army, Chandrashekhar Azad, had called a demonstration at India Gate. But after Delhi police imposed restrictions on crowds in the area, Azad said the unrest moved to Jantar Mantar, two miles away. On Friday night, supporters of Bhim’s army joined the protesters in Jantar Mantar.
UP. Police prevent Trinamool delegation from meeting with the family of Hathras victim: One day after Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi and Party Secretary General Priyanka Gandhi Vadra were arrested and briefly detained on their way to the woman’s family gathering, a four-member delegation from Trinamool (TMC), led by party leader Derek O’Brien, was arrested by police on Friday after visiting the gang-raped 19-year-old village in Hathras, Uttar Pradesh.
In a statement, the party said that TMC’s PM delegation was detained by police about 1.5 km from the victim’s home.
The delegation included Derek O’Brien, Dr. Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar, Pratima Mondal, and former MP Mamata Thakur.
Family alleges intimidation by district administration: Meanwhile, the family of Hathras’ victim alleged on Friday that the district administration intimidated them and did not allow them to leave their neighborhood in the village. or speak to the media.
The boy also said the administration took the cell phones of all family members and they were unable to communicate with each other. He also alleged that the district judge kicked his uncle in the chest, after which he passed out.
Another Dalit teenager killed in UP, three arrested: After the gang rape victim Hathras on Tuesday and the gang rape victim in Balrampur died on Wednesday, police said on Thursday that a 14-year-old also a Dalit, was found murdered in the Gopiganj region of eastern Uttar Pradesh.
Bhadohi police said on Friday they arrested three people accused of crushing the Dalit girl’s head with bricks and killing her. Police are awaiting the autopsy report to confirm the sexual assault.
Police said a previous animosity between the girl’s family and the accused was behind the murder. On September 28, the defendants threatened to destroy them and abused the victim’s family, police said. When she went to the field to receive a call from nature on October 1, the accused found her alone and killed her, police said.
Relief for Indian IT workers when US judge blocks H-1B visa ban
Much to the relief of thousands of Indian IT professionals, a US federal judge on Thursday blocked the application of a temporary ban. Trump administration visas on a large number of work permits, including the most popular H-1B visas. The judge ruled that President Donald Trump had exceeded his constitutional authority.The order, issued by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White for the Northern District of California, applies to members of organizations who have taken legal action against the Department of Commerce and the Department of Homeland Security – the chamber of business. From the United States, the National Manufacturers Association, the National Retailer. Federation, TechNet, a technology industry group, and Intrax Inc., which sponsors cultural exchanges. The ruling imposes the immediate suspension of a series of damaging visa restrictions that prevent manufacturers from filling critical and hard-to-fill jobs, the National Manufacturers Association said.
In June, Trump issued an executive order ending the issuance of new H-1B visas, widely used by large tech companies in the United States and India, and other work visas until the end of the year. He had argued that the United States must safeguard and protect the jobs of its national workforce at a time when millions of them have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The number of coronavirus cases reported in India was 64,66,732 at the time of publication of this bulletin, and the death toll has passed the 1 lakh mark.
The Kerala government has imposed Article 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, which prohibits the gathering of more than four people, to control the increase in coronavirus cases. Chief Secretary Vishwas Mehta said the ordinance would go into effect on October 3 and end on October 31.
In addition, Covid-19 patients and those in quarantine in Kerala can exercise their right to vote by mail in the upcoming elections to local bodies. Voting time has also been increased and polling stations will remain open from 7 a.m. at 18 hours. voters to exercise their right to vote. Drastic changes have been made to allow postal ballots and increase voting time through the Kerala Panchayat Raj (Second Amendment) Ordinance, 2020.
Meanwhile, global markets fell after news broke that the President of the United States and the First Lady had tested positive for Covid-19.